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Cutting Room Floor 04/11/07

Cutting Room Floor 04/11/07

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Thousands of people hail cabs every day in New York... but to Arizona?

A retired couple, Betty and Bob Matas are moving to Arizona, but like many New Yorkers they don't drive, and don't want their cats to travel all that way in an airliner cargo hold.

So they met a taxi driver a few weeks ago and ended up on our Cutting Room Floor.

At first, it was a gag, but soon they started talking numbers and actually decided on a flat fee of 3-thousand dollars plus gas, meals and lodging.

So yesterday, the three headed off on the 2,400 mile journey to Sedona, Arizona in a yellow SUV cab.

They expect to arrive this weekend.


A Saudi man lost a piece of his nose in a joint assault by his two wives.

What lead to the attack?

Apparently, he jokingly threatened to marry a third woman.

He says he thought his threat would help resolve an argument over dividing up his house.

Quote: "I never realized they would get so worked up. But the only way to restore my dignity is really to take a third wife."

Islamic law allows men to take up to four wives.


In a country where it is normal for unmarried men to live with their parents into their 30s and "mamma mia!" or "my mommy" is a common exclamation the Italian mother is revered by society, but often feared by girlfriends and wives.

So why not let mom choose their son's future wife?

A new Italian reality show is doing just that... and it's not sitting well with some.

Critics say, the show "Perfect Bride" is both insulting to women and shows Italian TV falling to new depths of banality.

The mothers live with their potential daughters-in-law, seeing first hand how they deal with household chores.

Viewers then vote off the candidates they dislike.


A British man has met and married his dream girl... literally.

David Brown says he woke up one morning after a night out with friends with a telephone number constantly running through his head.

He decided to contact it, sending a text message, saying "Did I meet you last night?"

Random recipient Michelle Kitson was confused and wary at first, but decided to reply and the two began exchanging messages.

Eventually they met and fell in love.

Brown says he has no idea how the number ended up in his head adding it's only a few digits different from his number.

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